Monday, November 23, 2015

Prince or Princess? Our Gender Reveal

After a week of planning and preparation (and 20 weeks of growing), we held Baby Seal's Gender Reveal on Saturday! Lots of friends and family offered to help with food and desserts and I love how everything came together just right!

Our theme was "Prince or Princess?"

At the front door, I had a name suggestion jar, an ultrasound picture, a digital photo frame of pictures of Jason and I as babies, a voting page, pins to wear, a picture of my girls and the shirts I made for them, and an Old Wives Tales board.

Team Princess was the favorite here!

Most of my "Old Wives Tales" pointed towards boy!

Team Prince or Team Princess? Jason's grandfather guessed correctly and even wore his pin to church on Sunday! I loved it and thought that was SO sweet!

At the TV, I had all of Baby Seal's ultrasound pictures printed and pinned with little boy/girl clothespins I found at Hobby Lobby. I also had Disney instrumental music playing through the TV. :) Did you expect any different?

The fireplace is where the "big box" was located! Some awesome co-workers of mine put it all together for me and I loved it!!

Unfortunately, I have ZERO pictures of the food in the kitchen, but it was delicious! My dad grilled hamburgers and sausage, Jason's mom made baked beans and brought chips and dip, and Jason's grandmother made her famous potato salad!

For dessert, we had a variety of pink and blue items including:

Chocolate covered strawberries...


Mickey rice cripsy treats (of course)...along with pretzel sticks, sugar cookies, and oreo truffles. Thanks to Heather, Mackenzie, Melissa, and Kim for making these delicious treats for the party!

 A few extra touches included these He/She mini Hershey bars (thanks to Pinterest). Unfortunately, they weren't as easy to color in with sharpies as we thought they would be!

I also found these "It's a Girl/Boy" Hershey Kisses from Party City!

The drink table included "Sweet Pink Lemonade" and "Bouncing Blue Punch"!

This water bottle label project was probably the easiest thing I found on Pinterest! Basically, I printed our label on card stock, pulled the old water bottle label off, then placed packing tape on top. Of course, you can't refrigerate them because of the condensation, but it was a nice touch! :)

Even the straws had a special touch!

Oh yes, and I can't forget the guest bathroom...I added a little something there as well! :D

I wore a shirt and belt I made after being etsy-inspired! :)

After about an hour of eating and mingling, it was time for the reveal! 

Team Blue!

Team Pink!

I had to take this panoramic shot because everyone with their phones and cameras were cracking me up! Also, how we fit that many people in my house, I'll NEVER know! 

Here we go....

Inside the big box?

Another box!

Each box was decorated and we loved reading them! My coworkers really put time and effort into this project and I love them for it!

"Get tangled in the love of your new baby!"

After five boxes, we finally had THE box! As we were opening the box, I didn't want to look...I was too nervous!

As a final gag, they even wrapped the "surprise" in tissue paper! I saw red through the yellow tissue paper and thought it was the pink Minnie doll!

Nope, it's BLUE!

Baby Seal is a BOY! 

Jason says "YAY!" Haha!

My coworker helped me decipher the Ultrasound!

My brother and his wife weren't able to be at the reveal as they were on vacation, but they face timed us so they could watch the reveal!

We also read all of the name suggestions from the jar. Some of them were...interesting.... Haha!

It's a Prince!

My mom and dad were all Team Princess!!

Jason's grandfather just knew it was a boy! :)

Jason's parents were team boy as well!

My Aunt was all team girl! 

Y'all. My mom cracks me up. She went in her closet and pulled out every pink item she owned including a pink watch. Had she owned pink shoes, I'm sure she would have worn them as well!

Minus one box (I couldn't repair the design on the front)!

Overall, we had SO much fun at the reveal and are incredibly grateful to all of our friends and family who took time out of their busy schedules to celebrate with us!!

Now it's time to begin planning! YAY!

So, did your side win? Were you Team Prince or Team Princess?


  1. This makes me smile so BIG! I am so happy for you guys, and I can see the love from your family in everyone's eyes and smiles! Congratulations!!!!

  2. So cute and so fun! I was on team blue, yay! Little boys love their mamas! ♡♡♡

  3. Awww congratulations on your little prince! What a fun day!

  4. Congrats on your Prince Charming!! What a cute gender reveal party surrounded by all those who love you both along with your new baby boy!

  5. Congrats on your little boy!!!!

  6. Yay! I definitely thought it was a girl, but I was wrong! So happy for you guys :)

  7. So exciting!! Looks like y'all had a blast! Congrats again!

  8. Love Jason's "yay" face and OMG your mom. I have no words LOL!

  9. Awwww congrats! This is all so adorable - you did such a great job with the theme!

  10. Congrats Karen and Jason! I was completely wrong in my guess, but I'm sure you'll love being parents to your little Prince Charming.

  11. Love this! Even though I had already known it was a prince, I was still intrigued with the whole box thing!

  12. Congratulations! You did an amazing job of the party. Loved it!!


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